Tell us about your current teaching experience.
I’ve taught courses at DMA’s Stanford University location for the last six camp seasons, and can proudly say that, “Summer camp is my middle name.” I have a genuine passion for the education and character development of children. As Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction, I make sure that DMA’s Adventures program courses are staffed with remarkable teachers and designed to have a positive impact on our students. I also helped develop the Engineering and Rocket Science course which features littleBits projects!
How did you discover littleBits? What drew you to our product/company?
We were looking for a fun way to introduce electrical engineering to kids, and littleBits knocked it out of the park!
How do you use littleBits as a 21st century STEM/STEAM teaching and learning tool?
Letting them to get their hands dirty first by building, and then pulling the curtain back and showing them the logic behind how the circuits work.
What is your favorite littleBits project?
The World Lift Game, which uses 2 pressure sensors to stabilize a ball between two height constraints, is a great project because the end result has kids interacting with what they just built.
Describe littleBits in your own 3 words:
Unleashing Engineering Freedom!
If you could challenge your students to make anything with any amount of littleBits, what would you have them create?
Their own inventors workshop/classroom.
What advice can you offer teachers who are new to littleBits?
Make sure to reveal the why! Build, build, build! And then take it apart and understand why it functions.
How can we find out more about the Digital Media Academy and the Adventures in Engineering and Rocket Science Camp Program?
Thanks Marcus for sharing, we can’t wait to see how the summer adventure program goes! Signs up are still available, but filling up fast. Visit DMA to register now.